Violence in Tahrir

27-01-2012 07:26 PM

Milad Zaky


During the last hour, violence erupted in Tahrir Square as fights broke out between the revolutionary youth and the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) youth.

During the last hour, violence erupted in Tahrir Square as fights broke out between the revolutionary youth and the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) youth. 
The violence started when verbal disputes between the two sides swiftly escalated into physical skirmishes then outright fights.  The revolutionary youth were incensed at the celebratory mood of the MB who last week won a sweeping majority in the newly-elected People’s Assembly—Egypt’s lower house of Parliament. The revolutionaries perceive the revolution, which erupted on 25 January 2011 and called for a civil State, to be so far incomplete. They also resent the fact that elections have given Egypt an overwhelmingly Islamist parliament.
The MB leaders Mohamed al-Beltagui and Ahmed Maher intervened to contain the differences, and succeeded in calming matters down.
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